Homemade Hot Cocoa & Marshmallows

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix -- Real Mom Nutrition

Looking for something to do with your little people while they’re home from school this week? From-scratch cocoa trumps Swiss Miss any day of the week. And making homemade marshmallows is easier than it sounds–and your kids will be amazed by how a few simple ingredients whip up into white, glossy, sticky deliciousness.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred, though I used regular)
  • 2½ cups powdered milk
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 t. cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional; I didn't add it)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly.
  2. Place 1-2 heaping teaspoons of mix (more or less to taste) into a mug and fill with hot milk.
  3. Top with homemade marshmallow.

Homemade Marshmallows

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Homemade Marshmallows
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Ingredients
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 1 T. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over ½ cup cold water. Let it stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and ¼ cup water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.
  3. Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed. Add the salt and beat for about 12 minutes. Add vanilla and beat for another minute.
  4. Pour into a 9x9-inch pan lined with plastic wrap that's been generously sprayed with cooking spray. Spread evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and let the marshmallows sit for 4-5 hours.
  5. Remove marshmallow slab from pan and dredge with confectioners' sugar. Cut marshmallows into pieces with scissors.
  6. Dredge each piece in confectioners' sugar.

 

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Comments

  1. ac says

    Cooking fail here. I tried to make the cocoa and it turned out not very well. It was kind of clumpy and not very tasty.

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